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Universities from Barcelona and Zurich Selected to Create a New Design School in China

Universities from Barcelona and Zurich Selected to Create a New Design School in China
Universities from Barcelona and Zurich Selected to Create a New Design School in China, IAAC Fabrication Lab. Image Courtesy of PATI NÚÑEZ AGENCY
IAAC Fabrication Lab. Image Courtesy of PATI NÚÑEZ AGENCY

Through a competition limited to some of the most prestigious universities, The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) have been chosen to work with the Harbin Institute of Technology of China (HIT) to create a new school of design, architecture and urbanism in Shenzhen. The new centre will be built on HIT's campus and house up to 1,200 post-graduate and doctoral students, with facilities for research, education and production. Read more about this collaboration after the break.

HIT. Image Courtesy of PATI NÚÑEZ AGENCY
HIT. Image Courtesy of PATI NÚÑEZ AGENCY

In addition to the design of the building itself, the agreement stipulates that the IAAC and the ZHdK will have input in the development of eight master’s degree programs and a centre for technical research. Staff at the yet to be built institute will have opportunities to gain experience in a major international project, working with HIT, IAAC and ZHdK, as well as local companies. Lecturers and students will also have the opportunity for exchanges, enriching the cultural and economic environment of the school.

Sketch of New School Design. Image Courtesy of PATI NÚÑEZ AGENCY
Sketch of New School Design. Image Courtesy of PATI NÚÑEZ AGENCY

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Cite: Eric Oh. "Universities from Barcelona and Zurich Selected to Create a New Design School in China" 31 Jul 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/771055/universities-from-barcelona-and-zurich-selected-to-create-a-new-design-school-in-china/> ISSN 0719-8884
IAAC Fabrication Lab. Image Courtesy of PATI NÚÑEZ AGENCY

来自巴塞罗那和苏黎世的大学将在中国开始新设计学校

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